COP13 news: Report on experiences with ecosystem-based approaches to climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction

COP13 news: Report on experiences with ecosystem-based approaches to climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction

7 December 2016

The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity launched a publication on ecosystem-based approaches to climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. The report provides a synthesis of experiences with ecosystem-based approaches to climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction from around the world, and an analysis of challenges, lessons learned and opportunities related to their design and implementation.

The report highlights, through various case studies, the role of biodiversity and ecosystems, including wetlands, in helping people adapt to the adverse effects of climate change.

The Ramsar Secretariat has contributed to the publication throughout the volume.

The report is published as CBD Technical Series No.85 and is available here.

A short brochure containing the key messages of the report was also produced and is available here.